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When I go to full screen on a Word for Mac document, the dots (red, yellow, green) disappear, and I can't get them back. Therefore, I am not able to close a document. Can someone tell me how to reduce the page size on a Word for Mac document so I can see the dots? I've poked around for hours and found nothing online or in the help section. Thank you

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Word is in Full Screen mode. Simply hover your mouse at the top of the window, and the Menu bar will drop down. On the right hand side is a blue double-headed arrow. Click it, and the screen will return to a window. (you can save the document by simply using the menu when it drops down from your mouse hover, if you wish to remain in full screen mode...oh and CMD-S is your friend (save))

Or, you can just hit ESC.

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I addition to @cmason's correct answer, you may find it advantageous to review Apple Support's "Mac Basics - Tour the Mac Interface."

More specifically regarding full screen apps, you will find further reading here: OS X Yosemite: Take apps full screen.

Excerpt:

Return to standard view: Move the pointer to the top-left corner of the screen, then click the green full-screen button again, or press Control-Command (⌘)-F.

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OS X Yosemite: Window basics

Switch to full screen In many apps, including Calendar and Mail, you can expand the window to fill your entire screen.

Click the green full-screen button in the top-left corner of an app window.

Button for entering full screen Return to standard view by moving the pointer to the top-left corner of the screen, then clicking the green full-screen button again.

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The same as on any Mac OS since the dawn of time...

Cmd ⌘ W will close the window.

It's well worth learning the basics - though this list is pretty heavy & you may never remember them all...

Mac keyboard shortcuts

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